Humanist ideas are not a recent phenomenon, but have been around for millennia, says Andrew Copson, chief executive of Humanists UK. He explains why it’s worth making a positive choice to be a humanist and recommends a great humanist reading list.
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
by Carl Sagan
The Atheist's Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions
by Alex Rosenberg
God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason
by Herman Philipse
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
by Daniel C. Dennett
A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom
by Andrew Dickson White
Evolutionary biologist, Jerry Coyne, tells us why Darwin is still essential reading and sifts the vast amount of more recent writing on evolution for books that are both inspiring to scientists and accessible to general readers. He picks the best books on evolution.
The professor of religious history says that though the world may seem to be increasingly secular, the growth of Christianity and Islam in some places disproves it. He chooses five books that fuel the debate